We got a Hollywood-level mocap suit

published on July 17, 2020

One two three motion-capture maybe the most fun aspect of visual effects I've ever encountered exams reached out to us to give the FX home-team a chance to play with their MV n-linked mocap suit this is the $14,000 suit so we were of course excited to get

Our hands on it we're gonna have a look we're gonna have a play and give you guys a tease of how you can use these files in blender and hit them we may be revisiting this a few times in the future so be sure to subscribe and

Ring the bell to be notified because you're not gonna want to miss a thing I'm excited to get into it so let's get into it I'm just gonna go ahead and open this up because I have been waiting hours to

Open this boo okay so we've already got free from the looks of it yeah we've got free suits I imagine all different sizes Devere there's one your size when you put the sensors into him they keep them

As close to the body as possible this way you get the best detail the best information from from the suits and yeah then you can take this into anything like blender maybe all right we'll start up here it's a Velcro suit yeah we've

Got the wireless router here just plug this into your laptop and you have instant connection so you can in here we have from the looks of it all of the sensors which yeah they these have gyroscopes inside

Them accelerometers Magneton Magnum I know me tonight no meters mag no meter thing is called a mag no meter magnetometer all of this combined into one sensor means that you have 100% body control nothing's got a flail nothing's

Going to go out it's all down to your motion which is really good you can even wear them in environments that are highly magnetic nothing's going to disrupt them which again we're going to gonna test that out so we've got the

Main main ones here these are for hands feet from the looks of it we've got a little stand yeah these are the battery packs so everything kind of hooks up into these and then they have a wireless router inside so they connect up and

That looks like it's here let's go try on hey Tom what you doing took a little time to get used to our network but everything is working and no strings attached

It's natural this is running from a series of like sensors going through every single joint on me all the way down and even in my shoes which it's kind of uncomfortable there's no there's nothing there's a leg

So no experiment make some cool stuff Stephen Kirstie dafair in this hat I have a bunch of movements so we're gonna do go and take them in turn to the mocap suit try and guess it see how many points you can get okay let's do this oh

Geez is that a standalone dance at a wedding oh is it all movie Oh grease up Saturday Night Fever yeah transformers yeah Wow Gangnam style hey round number two you got a somersault

I know I'm hoping for the day dancing or something do an opinion number one washing the windows um my submission robin hood's oh wait walking dead kinda yeah planting apes king kong vitamin any more

Movements or is that nutcracker black swuan can we get one more Oh Million Dollar Baby Rocky that was the first one that came to your head I don't know who the winner is but we're all winners here yeah I don't

Think anyone in the office is really Andy Serkis level down in the description are all the files from this game of sherrod so download them let us know what you think of the results and have a play but how can I use these file

Types well I'm glad that you asked because we're now going to show you how you can do it in blender in blender go to file import and select your file type we're using dot bvh once you've grabbed your model go to the object properties

This little stick man then set the skeleton type to rest this will move the model to the center and adjust it into a team pose find yourself a model there are some amazing websites online like turbosquid free free d model calm and

Sketchfab ideally you need one that's also in a tee pose import your model and adjust the alignment with your rig by pressing G to move best to use x y&z access to keep everything in line if the alignment is off enter the edit mode of

The rake by pressing tab and move the points to align with your model if you are moving these grab the opposite joint because symmetry is important once set select the model hold shift and select the rig into the object tab and go down

To parent armature deform with automatic weights if you now exit edit mode by pressing tab again you will now have your model aligned with the mocap data export this is a dot FBX and you can import this into hit film Pro or in

Express with the free D model render pack if you want a more detailed tutorial on motion capture then do let us know in the comment section down below we'll be posting all our experiments on instagram at FX home

Official so do be sure to follow us we're also looking to do more experimenting like this so be sure to subscribe to not miss out on any of the goodies that we may give away we've had a great time with this motion capture

Suit it's been a ton of fun in the office and we're looking forward to doing more with this but we want to pass it off to you guys what do you want to see done with this suit and how would you use it for your own productions let

Us know in the comment section down below and we'll see you next time

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